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Les Rosiers

Les Rosiers is a wine assembled from a selection of young vines in the Jasnières appellation.

  • APPELLATION:
    - Jasnières. White wine, dry to medium dry (see info per vintage)
  • GRAPE VARIETY:
    - Chenin 100%. Vines aged under 50 years.
  • SOIL (TERROIR):
    - Clay with flint on tuffeau (limestone). 4 different soils in 2 parishes depending on the types of clay and the proportion of the complex clays / clay-flint.
  • VITICULTURE:
    - Ground works : ploughing, earthing-up and hoeing. No weed killers.
    - Maximum yields 25 to 35 hl/ha. Manual harvest.
  • VINIFICATION:
    - Natural fermentation in 1-3 year old barrels with a small proportion (1/4) of new oak. Maturing one year. The final balance is the work of nature: 6 gr./L of natural residual sugar in 2002.
  • TASTING:
    - 2004: Represents ten year old vines from that once-fabled appellation, but you would never guess this to taste it. Peach, quince, and lily-of-the-valley seduce the nose, and a lovely creaminess and delicacy on the palate perfectly match this wine's character of a floral inhalation with rarefied pit fruit essences. Smooth, substancial and glossy, this lingers caresssingly and delicately yet with formidable concentration of fruit and flowers.
    93 /100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #172
  • SERVICE:
    - Wine for ageing.
    - Open 30 minutes before serving at 13-15°C.
    - Goes with: white fish, anglerfish, emperor fish.
      See also: maturity period and food matches
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PRESS REVIEWS

Robert Parker

2005: 90 /100
2004: 93 /100   (Wine Advocate #172)

"Revue du Vin de France" Wine Guide

2015:  17 /20    (2018 ed.)
2014:  17 /20    (2017 ed.)
2013:  16.5 /20 (2016 ed.)
2011:  16 /20    (2014 ed.)
2010:  16.5 /20 (2013 ed.)

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide

2015: 15.5 /20  (2014 ed.)
2014: 17 /20     (2016 ed.)
2013: 17 /20     (2015 ed.)
2012: 17 /20     (2015 ed.) - Editor's choice

Hachette Wine Guide

2010: 2 stars (2013 ed.)

Gault Millau Wine Guide

2009: 17 /20  - Superb !
2008: 16 /20  (2011 ed.)

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